Three Syrian children wounded last night when a mortar shell struck a courtyard where they were playing were brought to the Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Tzefas, Israel, for medical treatment.
A 7-year-old boy was in serious condition with chest wounds and a broken hand; a 10-year-old boy was also in serious condition with shrapnel wounds all over his body, including to his head; and an 8-year-old girl with a leg wound was listed in moderate condition. The mortar shell that wounded the three children left the rest of their playmates dead.
Sieff Hospital reported on Shabbos that the children were being treated in the emergency room and, following exams and x-rays, would be operated on. A total of 376 Syrians wounded as a result of their country’s civil war have received treatment at the Israeli hospital.